Thursday 11 August 2022 02:46 AM Man, 47, is shot dead and three are left injured in trail of destruction on ... trends now

Thursday 11 August 2022 02:46 AM Man, 47, is shot dead and three are left injured in trail of destruction on ... trends now
Thursday 11 August 2022 02:46 AM Man, 47, is shot dead and three are left injured in trail of destruction on ... trends now

Thursday 11 August 2022 02:46 AM Man, 47, is shot dead and three are left injured in trail of destruction on ... trends now

A man has been shot dead and three people left injured in a trail of destruction on the Isle of Skye and a nearby village - before police tasered and arrested a suspect.

A 47-year-old man was found dead at a property on the Isle of Skye this morning, less than an hour after officers were called to reports of a seriously injured woman at a nearby property.

Police later found a man and a woman hurt at an address in Dornie, which is a 40- minute drive away on the Scottish mainland, and have said they believe all incidents are linked. 

The attacker targeted four victims from the popular holiday island to Ross-shire, with the incident only halted when police tasered and stopped the suspect in the village of Dornie.

Dozens of police cars and the force helicopter were deployed to the remote Scottish region, which is a tourist hotspot, this morning after reports were made of an injured woman at a property in the Tarskavaig area of the island at 9am. 

Inside they found a 32-year-old victim who was seriously injured and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment. 

A shotgun incident then took place 30 minutes later, seven miles away in the fishing village of Teangue, on the Sleat peninsula, where the 47-year-old man was killed. 

Police officers were then alerted to reports of gunshots 26 miles away on the mainland in Dornie, close to the famous Eilean Donan Castle. 

A man and a woman in the village were seriously injured. One of the victims was flown by helicopter to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where they are understood to be in a critical condition. 

The other victims were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and Broadford Hospital on Skye.

Dozens of police cars and the force helicopter were called to reports of an injured woman at a property in the Tarskavaig area

Dozens of police cars and the force helicopter were called to reports of an injured woman at a property in the Tarskavaig area

 Police officers were then alerted to reports of gunshots 26 miles away on the mainland in Dornie

Police say there were three linked incidents on Skye and the Scottish mainland which have led to the arrest of a 39-year-old man

Police say there were three linked incidents on Skye and the Scottish mainland which have led to the arrest of a 39-year-old man

A police van at the scene of one of the incidents on the Isle of Skye this morning. One man has died and three other people were injured

A police van at the scene of one of the incidents on the Isle of Skye this morning. One man has died and three other people were injured

An air ambulance pictured at the scene of one of the incidents in the Scottish Highlands this morning

An air ambulance pictured at the scene of one of the incidents in the Scottish Highlands this morning

Despite the  police presence in Teangue (pictured) on Skye, Police Scotland says there is no further risk to the community

Despite the  police presence in Teangue (pictured) on Skye, Police Scotland says there is no further risk to the community

How this morning's rampage unfolded

Just before 9am

Police were called to a property in the Tarskavaig area, a remote region in southern part of the Isle of Skye, after reports of an injured woman.

Officers found a 32-year-old woman seriously injured, and she is airlifted to hospital in Glasgow for treatment. 

9.30am

Emergency services were then called to a property in Teangue, which is less than a 20 minute drive from Tarskavaig, after reports a firearm had been discharged. 

On arrival they found a 47-year-old man, who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Later on Wednesday morning 

Police were then called to a property in the Dornie area in Wester Ross after reports of a firearm being discharged. 

On arrival they found a man seriously injured and an injured woman. 

The man was airlifted to hospital in Inverness, while the woman was taken to a hospital on Skye.

Arrest is made

Officers later arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with all three incidents. 

He was taken to hospital in Inverness for treatment on unspecified injuries.

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Last night, police officers stood guard at the property in Teangue as forensic teams wearing white suits combed the area.

A tight cordon remained in place, and officers could be seen patrolling outside the house.

One local man, who asked not to be named, told the Mail that the news of the shooting had shocked the community to the core.

He said: ‘I am absolutely shocked, we knew the man that was killed, the wife and the family.

‘The police cars were all lined up outside his former practice, I can’t believe it.

‘Everybody is totally shocked. It is a such a shock to the community, especially because we are so tight-knit.

‘An elderly lady who lives nearer to the house [in Teangue] phoned me and told me about the police arriving. Other than that I never heard anything.’

In Dornie, neighbours told how they heard sirens and the sound of the air ambulance at around 9.30am.

One man said: ‘I looked outside and saw maybe 13 police cars and an ambulance racing past.

‘It’s a terrible shock, everyone is talking about it.’

Another local who was working at nearby Eilean Donan Castle at the time told of his fear his children might be caught up in the violence.

He said: ‘I heard something bad was happening while I was at work, so I phoned my

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